Fantasy Baseball 2016: Waiver Wire Update 5/10
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May 10, 2016
Now that we’ve gotten a taste of the new early-week series around the MLB, it’s time to check out the fantasy baseball waiver wire. Here’s a closer look at a few trending players out there so you can see if anyone makes sense for your lineup.
Tyler Glasnow, SP, Pittsburgh Pirates: If you need a starting pitcher who’s a virtual slam-dunk for big-league success, check out Glasnow. He’s coming off a Saturday no-decision at the Triple-A level, matching a season-high with 11 strikeouts.
Glasnow is currently sitting on an 18-inning scoreless streak and is dominating the outmatched competition. Pick him up now before he gets into the bigs and really makes some noise.
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Adam Conley, SP, Miami Marlins: Conley is near the top of the waiver wire charts as far as SP names are concerned and has been great in his last two games. In that span, he’s 2-0 across 13 innings of shutout ball with 13 strikeouts.
Conley is sporting a 3.06 ERA with a 1.11 WHIP. He’ll get the call again today at home against the visiting Brewers.
Mike Napoli, 1B/OF, Cleveland Indians: A healthy Napoli seems like a wise fantasy play these days. Through the Kansas City series, he worked up seven hits, two homers, five RBI and nine RBI in a six-game stretch. He came up empty yesterday.
Napoli had some issues with his neck late last month and early this month, but seems to be none the worse for wear. The Houston series continues today before the Indians head back home for the Twins.
Martin Prado, 2B/3B, Miami Marlins: Prado has been making some noise in the batter’s box over the past week or so. Through the Phillies series, he’d logged 22 hits in just 11 games, with six runs and three RBI in that span. He had two hits yesterday.
Prado makes a nice pickup in deeper or NL-only formats right now, as he should remain productive enough to be useful. Don’t expect that BA to hover around .400 all year, though.
Eduardo Nunez, 3B/SS, Minnesota Twins: Let’s finish up in Minnesota today and check out Nunez. Through the weekend, he was carrying a lengthy hit streak in tow, with six hits, three runs, two RBI and a homer in May.
Nunez is a spot-starter in deeper fantasy leagues, as he’ll likely sit quite a bit now that the Twins are getting healthier. Still, he’s worth using in a daily capacity while he’s hitting.
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